Peppermint Essential Oil Supreme
BOTANICAL NAME: Mentha Piperita
PLANT PART: Herb
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
DESCRIPTION: A thin, colorless to pale yellow liquid.
AROMATIC SUMMARY: A top note with a strong aroma, Peppermint has a sharp, penetrating scent based on its high menthol content. The minty sweetness of the vapor makes it one of the most popular Essential Oils.
BLENDS WITH: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint and Thyme
BENEFITS AND USES: Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing,natural bug repellent,soothes sore muscle,ease headache pain,assist settling upset stomach and calming flatulent
FACTS OF INTEREST: : Mentha piperita, also known as ‘candy mint’, was once thought to be a species, but has been found to be a perennial hybrid that only proliferates by spreading its rhizomes underground. A very hearty fast-growing herb, it can grow anywhere. It has reddish veins and lightly fuzzy leaves, and its interesting chromosome count can vary between 66 and 120 chromosomes. Peppermint’s name has its roots in Greek mythology. Hades, god of the dead, pursued the beautiful nymph, Minthe. Hades’ wife, Persephone, became jealous and turned Minthe into a small and insignificant plant on which to be trampled. Pluto could not undo the transformation, but ensured that Minthe would always be loved for her fragrant aroma
CAUTIONS: Dilute very well before use; for external use only. Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas
NOTE: Because of the very high menthol content of this oil, it may crystalize. If so, we would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, and changing the water frequently until it is back to its liquid state, then gently agitate before use.